The IPF Coach License is designed to train and educate IPF coaches from around the World. The program attempts to promote and develop excellence in coaching. The Course provides coaches with a systematic way to improve their knowledge and skills in the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of Powerlifting coaching.
The IPF organizes two coach license schemes, Level I and Level II. They are intensive, concentrated, and intermediate level courses. The courses are organized from May to December each year depending on demand. The duration of the course is 3 days.
The curriculum of the theoretical part (general subjects) deals with the art and science of coaching powerlifting, the content of the theory courses cover the broader education of the program and includes the following subjects: training theory, sport psychology, exercise and conditioning, coach in action, strength training and injuries, women and sport, youth and sport, disability and sport, technical rules, anti-doping education, sport management, sport and nutrition and other related subjects.
The Sport Specialization component has two parts: technical and practical. The technical part provides sport-specific information, which includes classroom instruction, sport-specific presentation, participatory activity and formal evaluation. The content includes coaching information pertaining to Powerlifting. These courses apply coaching principles. Skills, training methods, strategy and tactics, detection and correction of errors as well as psychological preparation are among the topics covered. The practical component involves actual coaching experience and practical lessons. The practical part of the program involves applying theoretical and
technical knowledge to actual coaching situations, participants coaching technique will be evaluated by on-the-scene observation. The practical and technical parts will also contain home assignments.
The exams will consist of written and practical. Examinations in the sport of Powerlifting consist of sports theory and sports practice. The examination is taken before an IPF international coach. Participants who complete the course with a final examination and pass will receive an IPF Coach Diploma and membership card.